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06/24/12 - NNHS Newsletter - J. W. Rayfield

John Warren Rayfield
(d. 20 June 2012)

Newport News High School Class of 193_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
    J. W. Rayfield, passed away at home in Newport News on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the age of 94.


From the Daily Press - 06/24/12:

     John W. Rayfield
 
    NEWPORT NEWS - John W. Rayfield, age 94, passed away peacefully at home on June 20, 2012.

A native of Newport News, he graduated from Newport News High School and in 1942 from the Newport News Shipyard Apprentice School. He retired in 1980 from the Shipyard as a supervisor in the X10 Division. During his years of employment, he spent 33 years installing hydraulic turbines in locations throughout the United States and in Russia. He was one of five shipyard men sent to Russia for turbine installation in 1946.

J.W. played football for Newport News High School and for the Shipyard Apprentice School. He retained his interest in football and other sports his whole life. Golf became his main hobby after his retirement. He played golf with a retired men's group and with the Shriners Golf Club.
 
J. W. Rayfield
 
 
  He was a member of the Apprentice School Alumni, the Apprentice Alumni Sports Club, the Shipyard Men's Retirement Breakfast, the Progressive Club, James River Country Club, Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, and the Chapel Sunday School Class at Hidenwood Presbyterian.

For more than 50 years, J.W. was a Mason, Bremond Lodge 241 AF and AM, Newport News Scottish Rite, 32nd degree, and Khedive Shriners. He was on the board of the Peninsula Shrine Club for many years. He was a regular worker for the Shriners Children Hospital.

J.W. is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce; and their daughters, Linda Kerns (husband Rick), of Newport News and Christine Moore, of Richmond.

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 11 a.m., there will be a memorial service at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bill Lamont officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Shriners Children Hospital.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from June 24 to June 26, 2012.

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Rayfield family.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048


For All the Saints

- Lyrics by William W. How (1823-1897) , 1864
Music (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1906


For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.
Alleluia!
Alleluia!

From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,
Alleluia!
Alleluia!


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